Mrs. Asma al-Assad participates in concluding session workshop on developing the Straight Street Markets in Aleppo
Mrs. Asma al-Assad participated in the concluding session workshop “Developing the Straight Street Markets Strategy” held at Seif al-Dawla al-Hamdani School in Aleppo old city.
The workshop is organized by the Syrian Trust for Development, in cooperation with the local community in Aleppo and a number of government and civil bodies.
This strategy aims to revitalize 62 markets, including 1552 shops at the Straight Street and its main entrances.
During the workshop, the challenges and opportunities on the restoration and rehabilitation work of the old markets of Aleppo old city were discussed.
Mrs. Asma considered that the destruction of Aleppo’s antiquities and its cultural monuments was a systematic attempt to destroy everything that expresses the history, civilization and social fabric of the Syrian man, because the main goal of the war was to target the Syrian identity.
“You embodied the most important aspects of patriotism, which is, firstly, your adherence to your city despite the danger and harsh living conditions, and secondly, because you began to work for your city and your country under extremely difficult conditions,” Mrs. Asma addressed the people of Aleppo.
Mrs. Asma added that the success of Aleppo is an evidence of the strength of the country and the victory of society and will over destruction and devastation.
Mrs. Asma said that the revitalization of the city concerns us all, as Syrians, and concerns every person who loves Aleppo and the country.
At the end of her visit, Mrs. Asma was briefed on the ongoing work to rehabilitate and restore the second section of Saif al-Dawla school.